Parkland Health & Hospital System became the first Level I Trauma Center in Texas and continues to be the busiest in the state.
- In 2013, nearly 2,500 trauma patients were admitted to Parkland.
- More than 60 percent of trauma cases in Dallas County are treated at Parkland.
- 42 percent of patients that enter the Parkland Trauma Center enter as a result of motor vehicle crashes.
- Other trauma patients are seen due to falls (24 percent), assaults (nine percent), and others including industrial accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, sports and animal related injuries (together, all others comprise 34 percent).
- Parkland trains more than half of Dallas’ practicing physicians, as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
- More than 400 health care professionals from across the region take one of nine different trauma courses offered at Parkland.
- Because of the direct connection between trauma and substance abuse, Parkland provides substance abuse intervention when appropriate for trauma patients, in order to prevent recidivism.
- Five trauma professionals are dedicated to the Trauma Psychosocial Program. All have specialized mental health backgrounds to work with patients struggling with substance abuse.
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